How to remove an HKserv error
The free file information forum can help you determine if HKserv.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or an application you can trust.
HKserv.exe file information
Description: HKserv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (e.g. C:\Program Files\Sony\HotKey Utility\).
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 122,880 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 98,304 bytes and 10 more variants.
The file is not a Windows system file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The program is not visible. It is a file without information about the developer of this file. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you still experience problems with HKserv.exe, you can uninstall HotKey Utility software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 7/Vista).
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If HKserv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Documents and Settings", the security rating is 26% dangerous. The file size is 81,920 bytes. The program has a visible window. The application has no file description. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). File HKserv.exe is not a Windows core file.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "hkserv" can run at start up. Keyboard manager program required to use programmable power and function keys on some laptops such as the Sony PCG R505TS
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as HKserv.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the HKserv.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
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